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  • Published: 24 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9781570623677
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $49.99

Nine-Headed Dragon River



In August 1968, naturalist-explorer Peter Matthiessen returned from Africa to his home in Sagaponack, Long Island, to find three Zen masters in his driveway-guests of his wife, a new student of Zen. Thirteen years later, Matthiessen was ordained a Buddhist monk. Written in the same format as his best-selling The Snow Leopard, Nine-Headed Dragon River reveals Matthiessen's most daring adventure of all: the quest for his spiritual roots.

  • Published: 24 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9781570623677
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen was a naturalist, explorer and writer. His works of fiction include At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Far Tortuga and the acclaimed 'Watson Trilogy'. His explorations resulted in many fine works of non-fiction, among them The Snow Leopard, The Cloud Forest and The Tree where Man was Born. He died in 2014, aged 86.

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